The Share & Care Center is the school's extended care program, and provides a place where Saint Philip Neri school students are able to come after school to play and grow in a well organized, yet flexible learning environment. Parents, as well as the children, will have the security of knowing that the children are being provided for in a program devoted entirely to the growth and development of the child.
All activities are Catholic/Christian-centered and directed toward allowing the child to build and reinforce a positive self-image and a positive attitude about sharing and caring for each other in a group setting. The program embodies the philosophy of Saint Philip Neri Catholic School. Activities include indoor games, both directed and independent, story telling, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, and study time. Students who come to afternoon care get the opportunity to receive homework support. We realize parents have different approaches to homework, and we honor parents' wishes surrounding homework.
The Share & Care Center is opened from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and after school to 6:00 p.m. The program can be utilized under both a yearly contract or drop-in basis. The yearly contract can be paid on a monthly basis, September through May. Drop-in fees are billed at the end of each month.
Morning Care Morning care is available on school days. A parent must escort the child to Share & Care and sign him/her in with the program assistant. Note that breakfast is not served as part of this program. Please be sure that your child eats breakfast at home. However, if necessary or desired, the child may bring breakfast and eat it there. Indoor activities such as board games, manipulatives, stories, and music will be available. The children will not be allowed to leave the "Share & Care" Center until 7:55 a.m. to report to the school yard for prayer and pledge.
Afternoon Care Afternoon care is available from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and on Wednesdays from 2:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; noon Dismissal days from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kindergartners will make the transition from their classroom to the Share & Care Center and sign in at 2:30 p.m. (on Wednesdays at 2:10 p.m.). Students in grades 1-8 are to report to the "Share & Care" pick-up area (located near the side of the church on the school yard) upon dismissal from school and walk over to "Share & Care" with a staff member.
Students will be given a snack each day. On Noon Dismissal days, students will be expected to bring a lunch. Students are asked to bring healthy treats for snacks. Please avoid candy as a snack.
Share & Care operates in the Saint Philip Neri annex. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact Monica Fox, Share & Care Director, at (510) 522-9037.